I am not a car trip person. I know some people love car trips, but I do not. I feel like I wild, caged animal after 4 hours in a car â€“ 8 is seriously pushing my sanity. Thankfully, I have my iPhone to amuse me (when Iâ€™m not behind the wheel, of course).
Here are Four Apps to Survive a Car Trip:
TED: Ted.com is a pretty cool website that features â€˜talksâ€™ (videos) with experts from a wide range of subjects. The app lets you download and listen/watch to the talks on the go. We listened to How to Spot a Liar.
Medical Radio: This app â€œdelivers world class medical content directly from ReachMD, the leader in medical education and information for medical professionals.â€ It can get rather technical, but even I enjoy listening to the short segments and hearing the variety of opinions. We listened to a piece on pre-term labor, something complicated about the thyroid (went right over my head), and another piece on abnormal pap smears.
Motion X GPS Drive: The GPS device is officially dead. This app was 99 cents and was just as good as any Garmin. Best of all â€“ it TALKS the directions to you!
Angry Birds: Bestâ€¦ gameâ€¦ ever. I have developed a callous on my thumb from this game. Seriously. Itâ€™s bad. Iâ€™m addicted. The first step is admitting you have a problem.
What keeps your mind occupied on car trips? Any favorite apps I need to download before our next long haul?
A Wendyâ€™s baked potato. A traveling vegetarianâ€™s best friend.
Fruitâ€¦ apple + banana:
Far too many chips. My stomach hurt from Georgia to South Carolina.
And for dinner â€“ a real meal, finally! I simmered some tempeh in a combination of light coconut milk, chili powder, salt, and nutritional yeast, and then mixed in roasted broccoli and mushrooms. All with some brown rice. It was good, but not super flavorful.
Time to gear up for another weekâ€¦ Ready or not!